“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” -Carl Jung
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” -Proust
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” -Ghandi
“Everything is material for the seed of happiness, if you look into it with inquisitiveness and curiosity. The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment. There always is the potential to create an environment of blame — or one that is conducive to loving-kindness.” -Pema Chodron
i believe that all people—good and bad—come in to our lives for a reason.
lately i’ve been lucky enough to meet some really good people, who give off a really good energy. truly good people. i feel like it’s the universe’s way of apologizing to me: “hey jessica, sorry you had to put up with so many douches these past few years…here’s a few really awesome people for you instead!”
i feel more creative. alive. eyes open. happy. when these people are around. who knows if they even know the impact they’ve had on my life. i’m just happy they’re around now.
maybe my eyes are wide open because i quit binge drinking alcohol and eating meat…